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Oct
11
comment Flesh of Kishu is dry
it seems possible, but I don't specifically have a lot of citrus experience...
Oct
10
comment What is this possibly carnivorous plant with small purple flowers?
the flower structurally looks ok, but all of the examples I am seeing are pendulous... rather than an erect panicle.
Oct
10
answered What is this possibly carnivorous plant with small purple flowers?
Oct
10
comment Flesh of Kishu is dry
there is also citrus greening, which will make the fruit never change from green to ripe color... not sure if that species gets it, or if it has made it to Arizona.
Aug
20
comment Is there an almond that grows inside a peach?
@J.Musser he was a great horticulturist... and a glorious blowhard... much the way that PT Barnum was... if he was just a horticulturist then nobody would remember him...
Aug
15
comment How long does mulch last?
this is a great question for @kevinsky ... mulch away.
Aug
15
revised How to get rid of bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) once and for all?
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Aug
8
comment How do I keep red wiggler worms alive overwinter in the Northeastern USA?
Revisiting this I actually didn't have to buy new worms, I think that many of the adults died, but there must have been some eggs left, because the bin rebounded when I restarted it with the contents that I dug from the ground.
Jul
23
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
@TeresaMcgH oh my god, those look horrible, combining a weedy grass with a goat head would be enough to send me indoors for good... although I really doubt that they can be "as painful" bet even 70% as painful would be enough
Jul
20
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
yes absolutely hoeing is effective... the garden torch is effective... they aren't hard to kill, but they grow fast and if you let them go to seed then your property is like a mine field... there is no pain like stepping on one of these, they will puncture bike tires, they will imbed themselves in rubber soled shoes and then spread inside your house... sorry for the rant, I just hate these things..
Jul
19
comment How can I ensure a crop of potato seeds?
the female (they have perfect flowers, but the one acting as the female) needs to be of a variety that is capable of producing viable fruit... but since you have gotten as far as you have, you should be able to just let those ripen and harvest seed from them. Who knows maybe you will be lucky, and invent a more pest resistant replacement for the good ole Russet (just like Luther)
Jul
19
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
ha, I am a selective reader apparently. In zone 7 they are an annual... I don't know what zone you are, but they are an annual here.
Jul
19
revised What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
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Jul
19
answered What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
Jul
19
comment What is this narrow leaved, aromatic plant native to Attica, Greece?
to me it looks more like tarragon, but we will have to see the flower to know for sure... if it isn't tarragon then something closer to rosemary is certainly possible, there are many many member of the mint family that are aromatic, if it does have square stems then it is almost certainly in Lamiaceae (the mint, basil, rosemary, oregano, etc family)
Jun
11
comment Does fish emulsion (or another foliar feed) work as a foliar fertilizer on needle leaved evergreens?
i suspect that it varies by species, in that the cuticle of a yew is probably more permeable than a single leaf pinyon... but without radio isotope testing, you would never be able to prove that it works
Jun
11
answered What's this hole in the Cabbage leaf?
Jun
7
comment What is this low growing plant with trifoliate leaves?
where do you live? is it cultivated or a weed, have you ever seen it flower, does it have any sort of smell... anything to go on?
Jun
7
comment A fungus was growing before my eyes when I was weeding. What was it?
there are brave mushroom hunters and old mushroom hunters, but no brave, old mushroom hunters.
Jun
7
comment How do you know when a tree has died?
it depends a lot on the species... but an evergreen conifer with no needles is not in good shape.